Trying to achieve and maintain the body shape and silhouette that we want can be a daunting process. Sometimes, despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, stubborn fat deposits can still remain. To combat this problem, some people choose to enlist surgical treatment to allow them to look and feel their best.

What To Know About Liposuction

Liposucton is a surgical way to target and remove fat deposits from the body. A cannula is inserted under the skin and fatty tissue is extracted. It should be noted that while liposuction gets rid of fat and inches from the body, it’s not a weight-loss procedure.

Liposuction does not take the place of diet, exercise, bariatric surgery, or other weight-loss options. This procedure is generally recommended for people who are at a stable weight and are interested in improving the shape and contour of their bodies by getting rid of stubborn fat deposits that persist in spite of other options.

This procedure is recommended to people who have good skin elasticity so that the skin can shrink down well once fat has been removed. This will avoid loose skin after liposuction and give much better results.

Where Is Liposuction Done?

Those considering liposuction may wonder which areas of their bodies can be treated. Liposuction is available for the following areas:

Upper Arms:

The upper arms are often a problem area. They can become lax and saggy. This can lead to self consciousness and efforts to cover the “batwings” from view. Whether it be from aging or other causes, it isn’t pleasant. Liposuction can help arms look firmer and more youthful.


Society proclaims large buttocks are in vogue. Liposuction in the area can still help, with the goal to make the area look smoother and more well-defined rather than smaller. It can smooth dimpling, give a firmer feel, and give the buttocks a better shape overall.


The flanks or “love handles” are an area that people often struggle with. Fat deposits there can be quite resistant to dissipating. Liposuction can remove fat deposits and give a slimmer, svelte waist.


Hips, especially for women, can be an area where fat is naturally stored. To get a well-proportioned, feminine physique, liposuction of the hips can be done. This will improve the overall silhouette.


A flat stomach is something both men and women tend to want. Liposuction in the abdominal region can deliver a flatter, firmer stomach.


Thighs are notoriously hard to slim down. It can be beneficial to use liposuction to get the results people want.


Some patients may feel self-conscious about their “chubby cheeks” or “double chin,” and retain a rounder face no matter how in-shape they may be. For fat deposits in the cheeks or neck, liposuction can give a much slimmer profile.


Back rolls or bra rolls can be embarrassing. Liposuction can remove the rolls and give you a smooth back.

If you are considering liposuction in one or more areas, call Dr. Ashruf and his staff today to schedule a consultation,